Welcome to Mrs. Brewster's home page at Meeker Middle School in the Kent School District. 

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National Standards for Music Education

Create, Perform, Respond, Connect  -   for more information see  http://nationalartsstandards.org/  
Anchor Standard #1:  Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2:  Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3:  Refine and complete artistic work.
Anchor Standard #4:  Analyze, interpret, and select artistic work for presentation.
Anchor Standard #5:  Develop and refine artistic work for presentation.
Anchor Standard #6:  Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Anchor Standard #7  Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Anchor Standard #8  Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Anchor Standard #9  Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Anchor Standard #10  Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Anchor Standard #11  Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.

Band is about developing your skills, and helping you become self-directed, so that you may perform at a higher level.  This will include technical and expressive mastery of your instrument, and the balance and blend of that instrument within your section and the band to express what the composer had in mind:  Many instruments, one sound.  You have a very important role in our band community, and your attendance at every rehearsal and performance is vital to our success.     In the event of a conflict with a band event, or an emergency on an event day, please make an effort to contact me as soon as you can.  The music we play is chosen with you in mind, and if you are missing, your absence could create an empty spot in our a performance. 

Your teacher is Carol Brewster. This is Mrs. Brewster's 8th year at Meeker.   Mrs. Brewster has been teaching bands in the Kent School District for 11 years, and teaching music since 1987.  She graduated from Central Washington University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education.  She is married to Scott Brewster (27 years), and has two daughters (Rachel age 25 - graduate of Northwest University, and Stephanie age 21- attending Montana Tech).

 Updated 9/12/2018